We are delighted to welcome back this brilliant singer songwriter performing with Hugh Bradley on double bass.
“The more you listen, the more there is to discover.” Bob Harris
The writer of the classics The Slipjigs and Reels, Here’s to Tom Paine and the award-winning The Reckoning, Steve Tilston continues to surprise with his song-writing prowess his latest solo album Truth to Tell winning plaudits from the media and fans alike and he’s just released The Janus Game, an album of co-writes with Jez Lowe. Steve took a turn in the spotlight, walking the red carpet, when the story of his “lost” letter from John Lennon inspired the Hollywood movie Danny Collins.
“Classy, thoughtful, folk… I suspect Lennon would have approved.” The Guardian 4*  Described as, an artist of “stylistic versatility and consummate musicality,” “a complete guitarist,” “a singer songwriter of rare talent” and “absurdly accomplished.”

 “When our generation of songwriters is assessed on our contribution to our time, Steve’s work will rank alongside much better known artists.” Ralph McTell

 Here’s to Tom Paine is the adopted theme song for the Tom PainHe is a favourite amongst his peers too with Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Ralph McTell, Chris Smither, Wizz Jones, Robin Wlliamson and Bert Jansch among others having had nothing but good things to say about him. His songs have been recorded by various artists including, Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane, The House Band, Peter Bellamy, North Cregg, Bob Fox and Les Barker. e Society of America and we’ve lost count of the number of versions of The Slipjigs & Reels!

“His music has a flow and poignancy, which makes it, stand out from the plethora of singer/guitarists on the scene.” Guitar Magazine

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song-smiths, in a career now amazingly spanning forty-five years and counting; he has become widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music: the words, arrangements and subtle but quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

“…an artist still very much at the top of his game.” Living Tradition

 

 


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